The secretariat of the Wrestling Federation of Nigeria (NWF) has now moved to Abuja, an official of the federation confirmed yesterday.
Olumide Bamiduro, the federation’s Secretary-General, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the secretariat is now in the Package B of the Abuja National Stadium.
``We are now in the Indoor Hall at the Package B, and this is to ensure we operate better than before as we get ready for the 2012 Olympic Games in London,’’ he said.
NAN reports that the wrestling federation’s secretariat had been in Lagos since the body’s formation and operations under the National Associations’ office of the National Sports Commission (NSC).
Even when the NSC moved to Abuja in the early 90s, the federation’s secretariat had remained in Lagos alongside a number of other sports federations which had maintained their Lagos offices.
Bamiduro told NAN that he was excited by the secretariat’s move to Abuja as the development would enhance administrative activities in the federation.
``We are also closer to our supervising body, the NSC, with this and it will help us in preparing our wrestlers who have qualified for the 2012 London Olympics,’’ he said.
The official said it was presently very important that the federation’s secretariat was being relocated to Abuja.